Join us and explore the new Shipyards District and area in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, cafes and markets. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 12 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant/cafe/market will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants and food establishments throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating places.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events that have been running since 2011, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

Registration: Shipyards Coffee- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Establishments:


Larry’s Market

125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver


Instagram: @larrysmarkets

Specialty: Vegetarian and Vegan Market and Cafe

Just like North Vancouver’s Historic Shipyards, vegetarianism has evolved and changed over the last 100 years. From gritty and humble to a now a mainstay, we are ready to take the next step of that evolution into our own hands. After seeing plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan products popping up in major grocery stores and becoming obsessed with luxurious vegetarian dining, we felt that Vancouver was missing the boutique experience when it came to plant-forward shopping.

What if you could get fresh salads with dreamy dressings in the same places you grabbed those sad vending machine meals on the go? What if there was a destination to stock up on vegetarian products, snack on veggie dishes worthy of ‘Chef’s Table’, and grab a kombucha slushie?

Larry’s Markets is here to make eating as a vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, or plant-curious more delicious and easy.Larry’s Market may have been established in 2019, but we believe its lineage began in the 1940s at the North Vancouver Shipyards. Grandparents from two sides of the Dennis family worked at Canada’s busiest shipyard at the time; Baba and Gramps met while working as a Crane Operator and a Secretary while Grandad on the other side worked there too. The next generation of Dennis’ including Auntie Oly, Uncle Ted, and Papa Dennis. So after 25 years in the grocery industry, and realizing there was no place that provided healthy and veggie-focused food, both stylishly and conveniently, Founder and Owner Ryan Dennis knew there was only one place it could be.

Welcome Parlour Ice Cream

125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver


Twitter: @welcomeparlour 

Instagram @welcomeparlour

Specialty: Ice cream and dessert cafe

Welcome Parlour Ice Cream is North Vancouver’s one & only authentic, artisan ice cream parlour. Our delicious ice creams are uniquely hand crafted using the best local NATURAL ingredients & are made freshly in artisan small batches with our culinary partner Eleanor Chow Waterfall of Cadeaux Bakery. We offer 11 delicious flavours at Welcome Parlour that rotate seasonally, always offering 2 amazing dairy free options. Our newest location in the Shipyards also includes a cafe where we will be featuring coffees and more.

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264 1st Street E,, North Vancouver



Specialty: Chocolate shop and factory

At Coconama Chocolate, our concept is simple: the finest chocolate, the best ingredients, and a creative fusion of global flavours. The result: fresh handmade chocolate creations that are indulgence at its purest. Chocolate is famous for its sensual qualities: the richness, the fragrance, the harmony of bitterness and sweetness, and the melt-in-your-mouth smoothness. But an extraordinary new world of chocolate decadence is yet to be discovered, with inspired flavour combinations giving the familiar delicacy an edgy fresh twist.

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Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill

200 Esplanade W., North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 770-1010


Twitter: @CincoTweets

Instagram @cinconorthshore

Specialty: Mexican cuisine

Inspired by the Culinary Diversity and Traditions of Mexico, our chef brings those unique and diverse flavors to your meal with a variety of traditional and common dishes to create a unique tasting experience. Our broad range of ingredients provides many options for you to choose from to create a meal that can incorporate flavors from all over Mexico.


Shipyards Coffee

123 Carrie Cates Ct #156, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 987-1200


Instagram @shipyardscoffee

about fourteen years ago, one Saturday morning, we served our first cup of great coffee at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver. Now many espressos later, inspired by the location and to honor the men and women who build ships and created this wonderful community, we would like to introduce you to Shipyards Coffee – our new name! Our mission stays the same, to continue connecting people through excellent coffee, made with love… Always.

Purchase Tickets Here


Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person before May 31, 2019

Advance Tickets $45 per person after May 31, 2019

Regular $60 per person after after June 9, 2019

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants/cafes throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some of the places which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants/establishments subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

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